Honda Australia has delivered an update to their HR-V compact SUV for the 2017 model year, bringing some extra features across the board to make it a more compelling value package to customers at no change in price.
In-built satellite navigation is now available throughout the range, even in the base VTi spec, built into the standard fit touchscreen-based infotainment unit with 7.0-inch colour display.
“Not only has the HR-V been the top selling model in the Honda range for the past two years, but it is also one of the top selling small SUVs on the market, consistently ranking in the top three sellers in what continues to be an ultra-competitive segment,” Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins said.
“But more importantly for the Honda Australia business, HR-V continues to strike a chord with private buyers, where it leads the Small SUV segment with almost 83 per cent of its total sales over the past 12 months coming from the private sector,” he added.
Its an advantage that many of the HR-V’s closest rivals do not offer as broadly, though that gap in functionality has been filled somewhat by the increasing popularity of smartphone mirroring support via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, something that the HR-V still doesn’t offer.
There are no further changes made to the HR-V for the 2017 model year nor its variant structure. All are powered by the same 1.8-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine with 105kW and 172Nm, mated to the company’s Earth Dreams continuously variable transmission.
- VTi - $24,990
- VTi-S - $27,990
- VTi-L - $33,340
- VTi-L with ADAS - $34,340